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Fagus sylvatica 'Prince of Darkness'
Purple Beech

Fagus sylvatica 'Prince of Darkness'
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New to us, Fagus sylvatica 'Prince of Darkness' is an unusual new selection of beech with very dark purple-black spring and early summer leaves. These colourful leaves gradually turn dark green as summer progresses and finally golden-bronze in autumn before falling.

Although not a tree for instant gratification, Fagus sylvatica 'Prince of Darkness' has excellent foliage colour, particularly when planted in a position with plenty of sunlight.

Supplied Size: 2L / 3L pot (approx three years old, 30 - 40 cm tall)

  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Fagus sylvatica 'Prince of Darkness' grows to be a small to medium sized tree.
    • Height: estimated 8 - 10 m (26 - 32 ft).
    • Spread: 6 m (20 ft).


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